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  • iOS 8 doing JS JIT

    sounds like a win for everybody (more options are always good). does this means that xamarin devs could also just use the native webview control as a shim for hosted html5/js apps and get the same speed benefits?

    * edit * i guess the native webview would have always used safari, so no new benefit with that. it sounds like the real benefit would be for 3rd party browsers.

  • xamarin 3

    @cbae: yikes, i can probably talk some higher ups into buying in, but those licensing terms would def be cost prohibitive if i were just starting out or wanting to play around with it as a hobbyist. i think they are squarely targeting enterprise with those terms. also, i'm not a fan of subscription based licensing.

    re: html/js... if someone came up with a ui abstraction that would mimic, pixel-by-pixel, the respective native controls' appearance and behavior, then i'd be all over it.

  • xamarin 3

    this looks like a huge update. xamarin.forms + the visual ui builder in VS is the holy grail for cross platform app development. can't wait to play around with it!

    http://xamarin.com/visual-studio

    http://xamarin.com/forms

  • First Firefox OS phone finally for sale

    performance-wise, native will beat the pants off of anything interpreted, but FirefoxOS may be betting on the idea that it should be good enough for most basic apps. 'inferior' tech can succeed through ubiquity.

  • First Firefox OS phone finally for sale

    YOUR LANGUAGE OF CHOICE => LLVM => ASM.JS => FirefoxOs

    is that feasible?

  • The story of the Windows XP background

    it really is the best default desktop image. universally appealing (who doesn't have grass and sky?), nothing controversial, enough detail to be interesting and pretty, but enough solid colors to easily read text under the desktop icons. i wonder how much he made on the outright sale and whether it would have been better for him to get a royalty per use? i'm thinking yes :)

    very interesting video... thanks for sharing.

  • js/dom templating from generics?

    i was just thinking how tedious it is to manually write out your templating js and dom for rich viewmodels. anyone know of t4 templates or other kind of scaffolding that you can use in the client after building up your complex viewmodel? i guess it'd be dependent on your templating library... my 1st thought was to extend object or List and use reflection/recursion to figure out which levels should be iterated over? just seems like someone may have already done this for the more popular templating libs / data-binding frameworks.

  • Microsoft open sources Roslyn compiler suite

    interesting... can anyone explain what they think the short term and long term practical outcomes of this move will be?

  • Understandi​ng the XBox One

    building apps for the living room against kinekt is definitely an exciting prospect. i bet there are entire classes of applications that haven't been thought of yet.

  • background thread in MVC

    hehe, not recommended... but i've even seen some projects get away with deploying the same solution twice, with a config bit that told the application start global handler whether or not this app would act as a 'service' node. isolate it into its own app pool and disable the web pipeline stuff and you have a poor man's node farm. makes development easier i'd imagine.